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When INTEGRA Biosciences launched the PIPETGIRL in 2015, the company pledged to donate 10€ / US$15 from every sale to internationally renowned research institutes dedicated to finding a cure for breast cancer.
This limited edition version of the PIPETBOY acu 2 pipetting controller is still available today, and the company’s latest donation of 20,000 CHF has been awarded to the Swiss Cancer League (Krebsliga Schweiz).
The Swiss Cancer League is using this money to help fund a project investigating the link between E3 ubiquitin ligases and breast carcinoma. The research, being conducted at ETH Zurich, aims to develop a comprehensive pre-clinical model of hGID E3 ubiquitin ligase function – which is highly over-expressed in up to 55 % of aggressive breast, ovarian and prostate cancers – to help unravel its role in tumor progression and metastasis in breast cancer cells. This model will then be used to develop prognostic markers of cancer progression, and to screen for compounds that may form the basis of a future therapeutic intervention.
Lydiane Saucède, Product Manager and Application Specialist at INTEGRA, commented: “Breast cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in women globally, and so we are very pleased to once again be helping in the fight against this devastating disease. We are very proud of this initiative, and sales of the PIPETGIRL pipetting controller have now led to over 27,000 € (US$ 30,000) in donations to cancer research institutes globally.”
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INTEGRA Biosciences is a leading provider of high-quality laboratory tools for liquid handling and media preparation. The company is committed to creating innovative solutions which fulfil the needs of its customers in research, diagnostics and quality control within the life science markets and medical industry. Today, INTEGRA innovative laboratory products are widely used all around the world. More than ninety distribution partners form a worldwide sales network providing responsive and competent services to customers. These distribution partners are supported by a highly motivated and experienced team of specialists at the company headquarters in Zizers, Switzerland and Hudson, NH, USA. INTEGRA is an ISO 9001 certified company.